Effective July 2nd, 2012, Sherburne County WIC has a new Location:
Sherburne County WIC office is now located at 18334 Joplin Street in Elk River.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. WIC participants also receive one-on-one nutrition assessment and counseling, breastfeeding information and support, and referrals to health care and community services at no cost.
The food packages are prescribed based on the nutritional needs of the participant and the age and feeding status of your children. Since WIC foods are supplemental, the vouchers will not meet all of a participant’s needs. You will need to get additional foods and formulas using other resources, such as cash, food stamps or food shelf.
The MN WIC Program has been notified by Abbott Nutrition that the caloric density of three Similac products: Similac Sensitive, Total Comfort, and Spit-Up, is changing from 20 kcals/oz to 19 kcals/oz beginning April 2014. Because USDA requires infant formulas provided by WIC to contain 20 kcals/oz, these three formulas now require a Medical Documentation Form for Similac Products .
To view a complete WIC Shopping Guide, see MN WIC Shopping Guide for 2012-2013.
You or your children may be eligible for WIC in Sherburne County if you meet the following criteria:
|MN WIC Eligibility Guidelines|
|Family Size***||Income Eligibility Guidelines for Minnesota Health Care
Programs/Insurance Affordability Programs*
(275% of Federal Poverty Guidelines**)
|WIC Standard Income Guidelines
(185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
|Effective Date||July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015||April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015|
|Each Add'l Member Add||+$11,165||+$215||+$7,511||+$145|
|* Medicaid (MA)
**Higher income guidelines apply for pregnant women and infants under age 2
*** pregnant women count as 2 persons
Children in foster care or children receiving SSI or TEFRA are also eligible. For more information, see State Eligibility Information.
WIC clinics are located in Becker and Elk River. Clinic dates and hours vary, and appointments are required. The appointment may be scheduled for the same day that you call. You will need to bring proof of identity, address, and income to determine your eligibility. View the Appointment Reminder Form for details.